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    help with PTO slippage issues

    i have a 20hp twin briggs that had a blown head gasket that soaked the entire front end above and below i cleaned it all up and replaced the belts and everything is functioning ok except the PTO that was working perfectly before all this happened now the PTO is only turning the blades at...
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    i need help with a crankshaft adapter

    i have several motors with the 1" x 3" shaft size but i have a particular mower that is set up to require the bigger 1 1/8" x 4" shaft for the pulleys to fit and line up correctly for the pto and the drive pulley to fit my question is, i have seen the shaft reducers that can convert it from 1"...
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    need help with shaft size issue

    i have several motors with the 1" x 3" shaft size but i have a particular mower that is set up to require the bigger 1 1/8" x 4" shaft for the pulleys to fit and line up correctly for the pto and the drive pulley to fit my question is, i have seen the shaft reducers that can convert it from 1"...
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    engine size issue question

    i got an old Husqvarna 2246LS mower im trying to get in good working order and it has a kawasaki engine on it it has a rough start issue where it surges with the choke but dies instantly if you turn off the choke and then after the engine runs for a short while and wants to die with the choke...
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    hydro tranny are there any differences

    i have a bad hydro tranny with the pedal drive and i have a parts mower with the hand lever drive are these the same trannys that will just swap out or does the hand drive hydro have different connecting points for things? i know mtd single speeds are all the same no matter the model numbers...
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    rant - a story about the crazy things we find

    i just had to post this rant but im sure we have all had these mowers from time to time i just bought a 2013 46" ariens mower to repair and flip, the ad said it wouldnt run but should be an easy fix. it was raining when i got there and i couldnt get that good of a look at it, but i could tell...
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    engine surging issues

    can a worn out cam be the cause of an engine constantly surging if, low compression, leaking intake, bad gas, carb issues, valve settings, and crank timing have all been ruled out?
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    seeking answers to endless surging issues

    i have 3 engines all doing the exact same thing and i rather not scrap them if at all possible they are 19.5hp intek, 17.5 hp intek, and 15.5 hp metal top and all are B&S on all 3 i have used fresh new gas in all of them to be sure it wasnt bad gas, i replaced the carb with a new one (more...
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    can i swap out a craftsman 6 speed select tranny for the craftsman automatic push to go tranny?

    can i swap out a craftsman 6 speed select tranny for the craftsman automatic push to go tranny? as far as i can tell the controls are positioned the same with only the 6 speed having the select able speeds rather then push to go faster has anyone done this or knows if its a simple swap out...
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    carb jetting question for B&S 2 cylinder engine

    i have a Briggs & Stratton 44N877-0003-G1 with the auto choke, so its not the 2 barrel carb, its the single barrel carb in it i realized the main jet has fallen out so i used a spare from those standard carb rebuild kits for the 14-20hp single cylinder inteks well the engine runs sorta as it...
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    to tube or not to tube, that is the question

    i have been fighting my butt off with a new tire for an hour now. they must press them flat when they are made because for the life of me i cant get it to seal on the bead. i even used a 2" ratchet strap to pull the tire in but its tight against the rim all the way around and the bead still...
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    do you sharpen your brand new blades?

    brand new blades seem dull like a butter knife edge to them i have been told that is just the paint/powder coat that makes it "seem" dull but they are plenty sharp underneath after that comes off as soon as its in use i always sharpen new blades to a razor edge before installing them but im...
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    B&S intek engines not starting and stopping turning over on the compression stroke

    i have an intek 31C707 17.5hp and an intek 331877 19hp with the same issues both spin over easy and free with no spark plug so i set the valves, which were a little off on both engines but not by much. i confirmed flywheel keys for correct timing on both engines and they both spin free until...
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    carb throttle question for B&S 2 cylinder engine

    does the twin cylinder engine throttle have a return spring? what closes the throttle when you reduce speed on the speed control lever? my governor arm is hanging laying there with gravity holding it wide open all the time when i got this mower the governor was tied down with a spring to...
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